Join the Fund

The Superior Court Clerks of each county in the state of Georgia as well as State Court Clerks are invited to join this Fund. Your membership in the Fund will begin the day you were sworn (first day of your term) or any month within the first 6 months of taking office to avoid loss of any creditable service. However, application to join the Fund may be made and received at any time later with the risk of losing some prior creditable service. Dues are $100.00 per month payable by the 12th of each month.

Should you choose to join the Superior Court Clerks’ Retirement Fund of Georgia, please include the following items along with your Application for Membership:

  1. Payment of dues for each month claiming up to 6 months. Please send a check or money order for the full amount -OR- Complete and return the Automatic Withdrawal Authorization Form (Our office will draft your account the amount to cover the total months claimed at start of membership and for your monthly dues payment on the 10th of each month)
  2. Copy of Birth Certificate
  3. Service Verification—Please provide a copy of one of the following:
    1. Commission as Clerk of Superior or State Court
    2. Secretary of State Certificate showing you were elected or appointed as the Clerk of Superior or State Court
    3. Oath of office AND Order appointing you Clerk of Superior or State Court
  4. Additional Service Verification—If claiming additional service credit please provide a copy of:
    1. Oath of Office AND Order appointing you Chief Deputy Clerk of Superior or State Court
    2. Military Discharge for service during armed conflict—if applicable (restrictions apply)

Possible Additional Service Credit:

Under limited conditions, there are credits available toward your retirement benefits. If you served as a Chief Deputy Clerk or as the Chief Deputy Clerk of State Court (up to 8 years beginning on July 1, 2000, and forward), there are credits available upon request at an actuarial cost of service. Credits are also available if you served in the military during an armed conflict (up to 4 years). Military service credits are available upon request at the cost of the current dues rate per month of service. New members of the SCC Retirement Fund must purchase this service at the time of application. Please contact our office if this applies to you.

Military Service Restrictions: Must be service during time of armed conflict. Service only applicable if member reaches 20 or more years of service (including military service)--Maximum of 4 years of military service is creditable.